Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Why use a facilitator for your strategic planning offsite?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 30 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Business management, Business strategy

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As we enter the third quarter of the year, many teams are beginning to look to begin their strategic planning process for next year and beyond.

Some organizations have a set strategic planning process with internal leaders that run the planning process for them.

Others, have a less relative maturity in their strategic planning process, and are still working through what works best for them.

Regardless of where your organization is in terms of team strategy development, getting your team together for planning is an excellent opportunity to have the important discussions that will dictate the course of your organization and business strategy.

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Business Strategy Models- Which one for your business?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business management, Business strategy, strategic management

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I don't know if strategic management has gotten easier or harder over the years, but it certainly has gotten more complicated.

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Focus as part of your business strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] June 30 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Business management, Business strategy

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John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on fire (on of my favourite podcasts) always talks about: FOCUS.

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Lessons from Evernote: Scenario planning and design strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] June 16 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business management, Business strategy, scenario planning

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As technology changes and companies are forced to adapt to general uncertainty as far as trends go, organizations must strike a balance within their business planning to incorporate innovation and scenario planning to cater to both existing consumer needs as well as their needs in the future.

In this HBR ideacast, the CEO of Evernote shares how changes in how people work affect design thinking in their industry as well as all other areas of productivity.

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Good business strategy: Only fight where you can win.

[fa icon="calendar'] June 02 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Project managment, Business management, Entrepreneurship, Business strategy

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Entrepreneurs are fantastic people: I would I know, I am one ;-)

Really though, they knowingly engage in an activity: Starting a business, that is statistically designed to fail.

Undeterred and filled with optimism, they throw caution to the wind and launch their business.

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Zappos Strategy: Get them off the bus.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 08 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business management, Business strategy, Business news

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It's been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. In this case, culture has taken a bite out of the workforce over at Zappos.

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Using strategic intent to guide decision making.

[fa icon="calendar'] January 12 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Business management, Business strategy

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Forget Customer Loyalty Cards - Join the disloyalty trend!

[fa icon="calendar'] March 16 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Business management, Marketing, Business strategy

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As a coffee drinker living in a city, I have learned all about coffee loyalty cards. These cards are a great marketing strategy for customer retention by giving out a free drink after purchasing a certain number of beverages. While enjoying a coffee at one of my favorite local spots last week, I stumbled upon an article describing an evolved form of this concept. This same marketing strategy, combined with the concept of collaboration of local businesses is called the 'disloyalty program'.

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Drones, E cigarettes, Booze and strategic planning.

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business management, Business strategy, Business news

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Successful strategic planning involves looking not only what’s happening within your organization, but also what’s happening (or might happen) outside of it.

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Extending the SWOT Paradigm

[fa icon="calendar'] October 06 / by Sayed posted in Business management, Business strategy

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Contributing Author: Sayed M. Irfan

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